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Population: 4,961

Nearby Towns: Fakenham, King's Lynn, Wells-next-the-Sea

New funding means important bird species will be protected by a warden.

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Families have raised concerns that building three new houses on a busy road in west Norfolk would make the road more dangerous.

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A 96-year-old man with dementia died after a number of falls, a court was told.

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A crisp packet has been found in near perfect condition after spending two decades in the ground.

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A trio of oarswomen have abandoned their attempt to row around Norfolk.

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A lifeboat has been launched to the assistance of a female rowing team.

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A chip shop owner caught drink-driving at almost twice the limit has been banned from the roads for 12 months.

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An air ambulance was called to a west Norfolk town yesterday after a teenager became ill.

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Norfolk's most unusual listed landmark is a road sign at Overstrand.

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Average speed cameras are set to be installed on the A149 between King's Lynn and Snettisham this summer

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Campaigners are set to reveal how their bid to reopen the railway line between King's Lynn and Hunstanton is progressing.

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A lane has been named after a much-loved former allotments chairman.

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People can have their say over future development in west Norfolk.

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The Hunstanton RNLI Lifeboat rushed out to a fishing boat after getting reports that someone on board had collapsed.

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Plans to demolish a former print works to build flats have been resubmitted after councillors turned them down last year.

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A chop shop owner fined almost £50,000 for food hygiene breaches has had the penalty reduced by £32,000.

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After the success of the inaugural #lovewestnorfolkday last year, it is back for 2019.

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A home owner is attempting to expand a four-bedroom house to seven bedrooms after initially trying to more than double its size.

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West Norfolk woke up to a scattering of snow - but more could follow.

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Councillors will today decide whether to install average speed cameras on the A149 between King's Lynn and Hunstanton.

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Woman rescued from sea in Hunstanton

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A woman was rescued from the sea as passers-by saw her enter the water.

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Average speed cameras look set to installed along part of Norfolk's coast road, while the speed limit could be reduced to 50mph through part of the Queen's Norfolk estate.

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An 18-year-old could face jail for smashing car windows and possessing a knife.

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A man arrested for drink driving had been dealt with for possession of cannabis by the same police officer just 24 hours earlier.

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A motorist found to be almost twice over the drink drive limit was among offenders stopped by police based in Hunstanton.

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An independent school where teaching, management and early years provision are "outstanding" has been warned that it must improve after "serious failings".

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Acid barrels wash up at Snettisham

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

More acid barrels have been washed up by the tide on a Norfolk beach.

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A chip shop owner has been ordered to pay fines and costs of more than £48,000 for breaching food hygiene regulations.

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A shrine built by Polish soldiers who defended our shores has been restored.

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Average speed cameras could still be installed on the A149 between King's Lynn and Hunstanton.

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Work on a crossing to serve a new housing estate has been postponed.

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JD Wetherspoon says it has no plans to open a pub in Hunstanton.

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A shrine has been restored in memory of Polish troops who helped defend Norfolk from the threat of invasion.

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Thieves at work in Norfolk village

Monday, October 29, 2018

Police are appealing for information after thieves targeted homes in a coastal village.

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Five rescued by Hunstanton lifeboat

Monday, October 22, 2018

Five people were towed to safey after their cabin cruiser broke down on a fishing trip.

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A dentist's practice is set to close, forcing thousands of patients to find a new surgery.

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A fruit farm is staging its 66th apple day on Sunday.

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Norfolk care home rated "inadequate"

Friday, October 5, 2018

A residential home has been rated inadequate by the care watchdog.

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Plans to demolish a former print works and build flats on the site look set to get the go-ahead today.

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Video WATCH: Soapbox Derby takes place in Hunstanton

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Hunstanton RNLI sailed home to victory in the resort's Searles Soapbox Derby today.

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After last years Hallowe'en murder mystery event success, the Strange Fascination Theatre bring another evening full of terrifying horror to Hunstanton.

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Plans to demolish a former print works and build flats on the site look set to get the go-ahead.

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The Searles Soap Box Derby has been postponed until Sunday, September 30.

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The soap box derby comes rolling into Hunstanton this weekend.

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Parts of Hunstanton prom will be closed off for repairs from Monday.

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A Norfolk-based photographer is stepping into the light by publishing his first book after suffering from mental health issues.

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Could Radio 1 Roadshow return to Norfolk?

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

It used to be the biggest thing to hit the seaside all summer - and now it's set to hit the road again.

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Obituary - Lord Peter Melchett

Friday, August 31, 2018

Lord Peter Melchett passed away peacefully at his beloved Norfolk farm on Wednesday night.

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It's only a matter of time before another drowning happens on Brancaster Beach.

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Sucking on a two pence piece will not defeat the breathalyser.

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It was a busy day for RNLI teams on the north Norfolk coast, with two call-outs within 75 minutes of each other.

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Residents and organisations in West Norfolk will have the opportunity to show they Love West Norfolk as new plans for phase two of the campaign are announced.

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The Hunstanton RNLI has been praised on social media after rescuing three teenage girls who were struggling against the tide off the north Norfolk coast.

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Crowds flocked to an allotment club's annual open day, as produce and plots went on show.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision which happened at Hunstanton yesterday afternoon.

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A woman in her 30s has been questioned and released without charge in connection with an attack on a church.

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Church boarded up after attack

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Worshippers will today gather in a boarded-up church.

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Police called to attack on church

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Police are investigating what appears to be an attack on a church.

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More than 20 people turned out to launch the EDP's Big Coast Clean Up.

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Our big coastal clean-up gets under way this weekend.

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A sea life sanctuary is on course to rescue a record number of seal pups this year.

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Experts at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary say this is what to do if you find what appears to be an abandoned seal pup.

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Retired marine engineer Bill Cooper, from Hunstanton, feared he had incurable Parkinson's disease.

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A Parkinson's disease sufferer is walking Norfolk's coastline to raise funds for research and raise awareness of the condition.

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The Hunstanton Soap Box Derby becomes the Searles Soap Box Derby as Searles Leisure Resort is announced as the main event sponsor.

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Police arrested two suspected shoplifters andd recovered goods including spirits and designer clothing.

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Whale seen off Norfolk beach

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A whale has been sighted off Hunstanton this afternoon.

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A sign which has been confusing visitors in Hunstanton is set to be moved.

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Sunseekers are being warned to check tide times and not venture out onto sandbanks after a lifeeboat was called out four times over a single weekend.

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Britain in Bloom judges have been casting their eye over two East Anglian towns who are hopeful of success in this year's contest.

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A new parlour has brought a taste of Italy to Sunny Hunny.

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A survey starts next week to see how Hunstanton's southern seafront could be redeveloped.

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Health chiefs are warning people to wear sunscreen after nearly 60 people needed treatment for sunburn in West Norfolk last year.

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A common seal pup discovered among the rocks at Brancaster beach in north Norfolk is recovering well.

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Hunstanton Town Council has welcomed a bid to breathe new life into the resort's southern seafront.

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An 84-year-old man has been left devastated after thieves stole his beloved collection of cage birds.

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Two men were arrested for shouting abuse outside a police station.

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Congestion on the A149 needs to be dealt with before a revamp of Hunstanton's southern seafront to boost tourism in the town.

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A popular colourful charity fun run will be coming to Hunstanton this year.

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A tiny patch of land has become the centre of a major village row - with a landowner and parish council at loggerheads over who owns it.

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A seal which was found with a discarded air filter wrapped around his neck has been released after being nursed back to health.

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People in West Norfolk are being urged to support hard working doctors and nurses over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

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